Building » Altrincham (West Timperley) – St Hugh and St John

Altrincham (West Timperley) – St Hugh and St John

Manchester Road, West Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14

A modern building of good functional design but without special architectural interest. A window by Doritie Kettlewell is of some artistic interest.

Timperley House was bought in 1930 and used for worship and a new church built in 1931. The house was afterwards demolished and a presbytery built. The church, intended as a temporary structure, was eventually succeeded by a new building in 1981 designed by Anthony Bean of Brown, Smith & Baker. The old church was adapted to serve as a parish centre.

The church is a low building of brick with a low pyramidal roof supported by exposed steel framework. Simply arranged inside, with modern furnishings, there is an L-shaped window at the northeast end designed by the illustrator Doritie Kettlewell.

Heritage Details

Architect: Brown, Smith & Baker

Original Date: 1981

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not Listed